FOR DAD ON HIS 88TH BIRTHDAY [NOV. 2]

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© Richard Knight

Photo license: © All rights reserved

[Left: Republic of Vietnam, Fall of 1966, just prior to his promotion to navy captain. Right: Arlington National Cemetery.]

Dad was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, a veteran of three wars, a loving husband and father, and my hero. I have never met a better man.

Happy Birthday, Dad! Miss you!

"Junior"

64 responses

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (1 Nov 2010):

    Happy Birthday to your dad! What a great tribute..... to say " I have never met a better man."

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (1 Nov 2010):

    Wonderful tribute.

  • John Linton

    John Linton said (1 Nov 2010):

    Go Army! Beat Navy! Sorry...had to do that.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight said (1 Nov 2010):

    Thanks, John and Deb. I know you had to say that, John. Your dad is a West Pointer! (My dad's father and grandfather were also West Pointers. I am very conflicted about the Army-Navy game!)

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (1 Nov 2010):

    Awww. what a tribute. No father could ask for more, than to be held in the highest esteem, by thier children!!! Hugs, and welcome back!!

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio   gave props (1 Nov 2010):

    WONDERFUL TRIBUTE!!!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever   gave props (1 Nov 2010):

    Very touching and impressive - happy birthday to your dad.

  • William Garvey

    William Garvey gave props (1 Nov 2010):

    And I would bet he would have nice things to say about you. Nice pics.

  • Chris Sanford

    Chris Sanford (Deleted) gave props (1 Nov 2010):

    Happy birthday to "Senior", Dick; judging by his son I'd have to say a helluva father, too!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (1 Nov 2010):

    A wonderful and very personal tribute! SO well done. I can still remember the Navy Band playing Eternal Father, Strong to Save at JFK's funeral...very moving!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (1 Nov 2010):

    Happy birthday to your Dad! I am sure if he were still living he would appreciate this nice tribute to him...Welcome back.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight said (1 Nov 2010):

    Thank you Bill, Chris, and everyone for your exceptionally nice remarks. Most humbling. Most appreciated!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (1 Nov 2010):

    We never forget the ones we love ,,your dad was a brave man,,a wonderful tribute to him..my own father would have been 80 today .....

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz   gave props (1 Nov 2010):

    This is wonderful, Richard. For your Dad, many thanks for his service -- and, in the spirit John has posted, GO NAVY! BEAT ARMY! Of course, in the end,where it matters, we are one team!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (1 Nov 2010):

    A true hero!! You couldn't ask for a better dad. Happy Birthday Captain Richard Knight! Thank you!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia said (1 Nov 2010):

    Master Richard, What a wonderful tribute to your Father. I know how you feel about missing him. I miss my Father also. Although he has been gone for 21 years, It still seems like yesterday....My family is Military. I a Patriot all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (1 Nov 2010):

    Thank you Richard Holmes Knight for your service. Wonderful tribute and memoir, nice tych.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (1 Nov 2010):

    Navy as my heart is, it always recognises an American hero! Happy birthday, Sir, and thank you very much for your service! A fabulous tribute, Dick!

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (1 Nov 2010):

    So hard to losec a parent at anytime or age... Happy birthyday Mr. Knight!

  • Brad Paro

    Brad Paro gave props (1 Nov 2010):

    You made Dad proud!

  • Lynn Hathaway

    Lynn Hathaway gave props (1 Nov 2010):

    Super tribute. Your dad would be proud :)

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (1 Nov 2010):

    Wonderful tribute!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (1 Nov 2010):

    A very special tribute Dick!

  • Gary Cole

    Gary Cole said (1 Nov 2010):

    Nice tribute Richard.

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (1 Nov 2010):

    Such a thoughtful and beautiful tribute to your Dad, Richard.. very moving.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (1 Nov 2010):

    Happy Birthday, Dad! This is a wonderful tribute to your Dad, RV! I bet he was so proud of what you become, too!

  • peggy maguire

    peggy maguire said (2 Nov 2010):

    He could ask for no more then this amazing tribute you have given to Him Dick.....Peggy

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (2 Nov 2010):

    Heartfelt tribute Sir Knight......xo

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight said (2 Nov 2010):

    Thank you, my friends, for your generous comments. So appreciated.

  • Jim Ford

    Jim Ford (Deleted) gave props (2 Nov 2010):

    yes, very well stated....Happy Birthday!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (2 Nov 2010):

    I'm sure your father was a wonderful man in so many ways, Richard. He was the best of the best who graduated from Annapolis!! He served our country in THREE wars. He married a wonderful lady, your dear mother. And he fathered and helped raise a boy who became a respectful, gracious, classy, sophisticated, and honorable man. Did I mention good looking? That too! You have numerous reasons to love and miss your Dad. A fine tribute to him on his birthday....I'm sure he would be very proud!!!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) said (2 Nov 2010):

    My sainted father was in the Navy in WWII aboard a destroyer in the South Pacific......so I can shout from the Heavens, GO NAVY, BEAT ARMY!!!!!! :)

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (2 Nov 2010):

    You almost made me cry...

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (2 Nov 2010):

    I think he was a wonderful person as you are!

  • allan

    allan gave props (2 Nov 2010):

    awesome tribute Dick,,,, but 6 years in the infantry, i gotta go with Army,,:-))

  • abel

    abel gave props (2 Nov 2010):

    Great tribute to a true Hero.

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes   gave props (2 Nov 2010):

    A moving and heartfelt tribute...happy birthday, and you did make me cry

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (2 Nov 2010):

    Awesome heartfelt tribute Dick!

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (2 Nov 2010):

    No words for this.

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (2 Nov 2010):

    Richard Junior, what a wonderful tribute to a very special man. What fine footsteps you are walking in. It's a pity that many little boys these days do not have such wonderful role models to look up to. So glad you have such precious memories of your Hero. Know he will be looking down making sure all is well. R.I.P. Richard Senior.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight said (3 Nov 2010):

    I have shared your faves, props, and comments with my wife and mother, and we can't thank you enough for your kindness.

  • dana iordan

    dana iordan gave props (3 Nov 2010):

    Happy Birthday to your father! The best man you've ever met must be proud of such a fine son, too.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (3 Nov 2010):

    Such a moving tribute, Dick. Happy Birthday to your dear father.

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (3 Nov 2010):

    A wonderful tribute to a great man, Dick...

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (3 Nov 2010):

    Awww, nice to see what he looked like! I love old photos!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (4 Nov 2010):

    Very nicely done Richard...

  • G Richard Anderson

    G Richard Anderson gave props (5 Nov 2010):

    evocative and respectful images Richard

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (6 Nov 2010):

    Wonderful tribute...

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (6 Nov 2010):

    Excellent shot, excellent tribute!!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (6 Nov 2010):

    Very Nice Tribute

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (8 Nov 2010):

    A beautiful tribute Richard !!!

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (8 Nov 2010):

    Wonderful commemoration.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (9 Nov 2010):

    Very nice tribute to your dad.My salute to him.....

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (9 Nov 2010):

    You are getting me all choked up with this wonderful Tribute to your Dad, Dick! Happy Birthday, Dad!

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (10 Nov 2010):

    I can only hope i can make an impression on my son like your father has made on you....Thank You

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (20 Nov 2010):

    A moving and beautiful tribute. I love what Steven wrote.

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (21 Nov 2010):

    Great tribute !

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk said (18 Jan 2011):

    This brings a tear to my eye Dick, you are a very honourable man my Friend! God Bless your Dad who is no doubt watching over you and your family!

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (5 Feb 2011):

    Wow Richard!!! An incredible man with just his service duty alone. Very impressive.

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (3 Mar 2011):

    Very nice tribute!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (30 Jun 2011):

    I was moved by your dedication. You could not fulfill most of your dad. Hedeserves your affection and he lives in you. The picture is simple and wonderful.Greetings from 'Italy and myself

  • Kate McCrea

    Kate McCrea gave props (21 Nov 2011):

    love it

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth   said (11 Jun 2014):

    Wonderful tribute to you Dad !

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